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Gearannan Blackhouse Village

Carloway, Scotland
+44 1851 643416
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A step back in time

This place was amazing. I am fascinated by the black houses anyway and it was fabulous that they... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amy G
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
via mobile
An interesting look into past times on Lewis

The village is an interesting insight into how people lived on Lewis not that long ago (the last... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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Carloway, Scotland
+44 1851 643416

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place was amazing. I am fascinated by the black houses anyway and it was fabulous that they had the foresight to preserve this clutch of cottages so that we can see what life was like for crafters. The man in the museum who operated...More

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The village is an interesting insight into how people lived on Lewis not that long ago (the last Black House dwellers only moved in to modern housing in the early 70's). There is one Blackhouse set up as it would have been in past times...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this yesterday having read about the considerable amount of money awarded to develop it and the exciting displays. The blackhouse itself was interesting and I looked forward to entering the next one in which the 'museum' was housed. A video was about to...More

Thank ourmaminhavana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our ancestors came to Canada on 1779 from the Isle of Lewis. This exceptionally well done village aided us enormously in understanding how our ancestors lived here.

Thank roderickm19
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little village is well worth a visit. There are about 8 or 9 black houses and 2 of them are open. Very interesting to see how they used to live. There is a good sized car park and a gift shop and tearoom.

Thank scarlet-7
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is fantastic and feels as though you have just entered the Shire, a hobbit village in middle Earth. Absolutely stunning location with some great walking and cycling in the local area.

Thank freebo2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very informative presentation of a little blackhouse village. And apparently you can stay there too in one of the houses. Two rooms are preserved showing how the crofter families lived and there is a warming peat fire burning in the living room. The is...More

Thank Lee T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to see Harris tweed being made and learning about the process in which it goes through to get the end result. Lovely little set up and step back in history. Also learning about how peat is produced. Love the smell of burning peat.

Thank anniemac S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed walking through this black house village. Spent time in one of them, watching a couple of videos on weaving Harris tweed and all that entails, and about cutting/drying/stacking/hauling and burning peat. Those were really interesting!!

Thank Mismouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this village more than the stones and broch. There is a fabulous museum which is basically 3 rooms detailing life in the 50s there. The peat fire was lit so you got a real impression of the smell! Last inhabitants left in the...More

Thank sbizzle
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Janet A
12 April 2017|
Response from rs4emz | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can easily tour the rest of the islands from here, we did. If you can I'd avoid any school holidays as it's likely to be more busy around the tourist hotspots - (Callanish, Luskentyre, etc.), you should be okay in... More